Friday, January 11, 2008

Start the New Year Off with Facts!

  • Marshmallows are extracted from the mucilanginous roots of the marshmallow plant, which grows in swamps and other fetid areas.
  • In industry terms, a “stewardess” can refer to a female or male flight attendant.
  • The only new species of mammal that has appeared in the last 1,000 years is the labradoodle.
  • The state of Alabama still accepts Confederate scrip as payment for state income taxes.
  • A single apple seed contains enough arsenic to kill an adult horse—but not an adult human!
  • All the continents begin and end with the same letter. The only exceptions are North America, South America, and Eurasia.
  • If you swallow your Adam’s apple, you will choke to death.
  • The Viking explorer Leif Garrett discovered America centuries before Columbus or the Native Americans.